Sports

High School Basketball Predictions

By Jim Whelan The 2008-2009 basketball season will tip off on Friday, Dec. 19.  Locally, the Union County heavyweights will square off against some of the state’s premiere teams in the Hoop Group Tip Off Classic.  This will be the…

Oratory Prep Looks To Get Out Of The Basement

By James Whelan The 2007 season started out with a wealth of possibilities and optimism for Oratory Prep.  Winning their Christmas tournament and taking a 4-5 record into the heart of the Mountain Valley season, Oratory looked like they might…

Middlesex Athlete Named National Player of the Week

  Middlesex Athlete Named National Player of the Week—Angelina Dill of Matawan was named the National Junior College Athletic Association Division III Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for Nov. 17-23. The 5’10” forward posted a double-double in four games.…

Friday Is Boxing Night In Linden

LINDEN – Friday will be a “night of sparkling diamonds, bubbling champagne and championship boxing” in Linden. On Nov. 14, the Linden Boxing Association, in conjunction with the Linden Public Property and Community Services Department, will present the 75th Annual…

Linden’s Bruce Will Play For A-10 School; St. Pat’s Bennett Heads To George Mason

By Jim Whelan St. Joseph’s University coach Phil Martelli has reason to smile lately. Not only did he get a contract extension until the 2015-2016 season, he got his man when Linden’s David Bruce gave a verbal commitment to the…

NJCU Honors 2008 Women’s Bowling Team

JERSEY CITY—New Jersey City University honored its most successful team in the history of NCAA team sports—the 2007-08 Gothic Knight women’s bowling team—at a banquet on Oct. 22 at NJCU’s Gilligan Student Union Building. The 2008 team advanced to the…

Memories Of The Woodbridge Golden Bears

By Diane Norek Harrison WOODBRIDGE—Here is some more information on the Woodbridge Golden Bears from former area resident Harold Miller. The year is not on the material but it is most likely from 1947 when Mr. Miller was named “Rookie…

Remembering Briggs Chevrolet

By Diane Norek Harrison SOUTH AMBOY—With the demolition of the famed Briggs Chevrolet building during the week of Oct. 7, I cleaned out more of my folders. Besides being a car dealership, Briggs sponsored many race cars through the years.…